A stronger plot that wasn't so easy to dissect, removing the hormonal passages that didn't move the story forward
If the genre were steamingly meaningless sex, I was never onto it in the first place. If the genre is mystery thrillers, the book is a very poor example.
Yes. The narration was very good, though it exhibited some examples of sloppy editing.
Disappointment. My girlfriend is big on the series, so I had been hoping for some good mystery that we could enjoy together.
If what you're looking for is a lot of meaningless sex, I suppose this book is as good as any. I can't imagine women being attracted to books where an aggressive, domineering male who refuses to take no for an answer is just what the female lead has wanted, but then again, I'm not a woman.
I would put this book in the top twenty percent of the audiobooks I've listened to so far, though just where in that twenty percent might vary from day to day. Once I really got into it, I couldn't put the book down. And the narrator is incredibly easy to listen to.
I've often wondered what someone from the past would think of our modern world. The telling of Julia's experiences in the twentieth century does a nice job, I feel, of dealing with that question, and that had to be the most memorable moment for me.
See my answer to the previous question as, in this case, "most memorable" equals "favorite".
A Time Traveler with Ethics
My only gripe with the plot is that I fel the idea of time travel through hypnosis is a bit corny. It almost had me thinking unfavorably about the book at first: I was going to finish it because I wanted to know how it ended. But once I got past that issue, I found myself carried away by the story, and I can understand why Stephen King, in his comments at the end of 11/22/63, praised this book as much as he did. I highly recommend it.
This book is superb. If you like science fiction, it has it; if you're into romance, it has that, too; if you're into philosophy, it delivers. If you like action, it's not nonstop but it's there. And if you like humor, it's got some of that too.
Where does one start? I like King's attention to detail, I like his making the characters very human, and I love stories about time travel, paradoxes and temporal conflict.
The narrator is a very good reader, and he clearly understand the material, which is important in good narration. I hate to publicly criticize someone for their voice, because it seems like a hugely unfair criticism, but this narrator's voice is difficult for me to get used to.
The very ending of the book was moving to me. I don't want to give it away, so all I'll say is that King had originally planned a different ending, but he took his son's advice and changed it. I think this was a very wise decision, and I very much liked the result.
This book has me very hungry for more books like it. In my view, if a book can do that, it's a winner. King depicts the "land of Ago", as he calls it, very interestingly, pointing out its good and its bad points. I also was fascinated by the portrayal (I won't go into any detail) of what the world would be like had JFK not been murdered. I also like the fact that the main character, writing in the first person, is an English teacher. Being a grammar freak, this means I could read more of the book without cringing over improper usage in the narration itself, something all to common in modern writing.
I would. The narration is excellent, the plot is gripping, and the story is well-told. It's also complex enough that, in time, I'll have forgotten much of it so will enjoy it again.
My favorite character was Robin: smart, funny, tactful, very human.
A good narrator understand the material he or she is reading. This was very much in evidence in this book. If you come away from a good read feeling that many of the characters actually ahve the voices the narrator has given them, it speaks volumes for the narrator.
Beware of Falling Bodies
Some have compared this book to the work of P.D. James. I don't think this is at all an appropriate comparison. The heroes are very different, as is the writing style.
My only gripe with this book is that if feels as though the author, not able to use profanity in the Harry Potter books, is trying to make up for list time in this book. I'm no prude, but I do feel that more profanity is used in this book than is necessary for realism.
This is one of the most fun books I've read in a long time, I'd call it informingly entertaining.
I like the fact that the book was well-researched without taking itself too seriously.
This not being a novel, there were no scenes as such. It's difficult to pick a favorite section.
You paid eight bucks to see an informational video?
Since this isn't a novel, a lot of the questions don't really apply. But this really was a tremendous book. Jennings reads his own book very well, if slightly more quickly than I would have liked. Clearly, he has done careful research to be as accurate as he can be, so while I wouldn't regard the book as a textbook, it is still, I think, a good secondary source. Children will get a sense of why parents say the things they do, and parents may be able to laugh at themselves a little and be a little more realistic in their pronouncements. If you are neither parent or child, this book will still put a smile on your face.
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